Many are long term employees so some may be less affected. the contract employees are primarily Mundy Maintenance industrial maintenance contractors. They are skilled positions paying above average wages.
In the local area they provide services to Invista (which has laid off recently, and DuPont's Fayeteville plant (which is stable but not hiring).
The whole plastics industry is struggling.
I'm NOT blaming McCrory for the closing - and you know that. Nor do I blame Smiley or Sleasley.
McCrory will get blamed for the after math which in my mind will be exacerbated by the cut to unemployment.
Most of these folks will get $350/week for less than 20 weeks with no other similar industries in the area that are hiring.
This loss of economic activity - taking $250M out of the state economy - is a self inflicted wound.
Personally I voted for many of these folks but it seems they're trying their best to lose my vote.
I'll say this. They may have just "lost" southeastern North Carolina's vote.
We shall see
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